The Day to Day in Between the Sick

I have been taking pictures occasionally. I still bring my camera every single place we go. And I feel very happy when I remember to take it out and snap pictures. Carrying around that huge weight for nothing makes me feel stupid. ha

The other day I was getting sick of being in the house so decided to take breakfast to the park for a picnic.

It was pretty darn bright!

Breakfast was one of our almost-daily, when-mommy-is-not-pregnant, breakfasts. Boiled egg, homemade bread, kiwi, strawberry, oranges, cheese squares, chocolate milk. Though admittedly the chocolate milk is NOT an almost-daily thing, we typically have regular milk.
We do picnics fairly often in our family but for some reason on this day the kids were acting SO thankful about it. All three of them kept hugging me and smiling at me the whole time. It was a really cute, unexpected surprise!

We got home and I unloaded all the picnic stuff while the kids ran off to play. It was funny how Brooklyn stripped off her pants two seconds after coming inside from the car.
I found them playing like that (above) and had to grab my camera. The way Payson was laying was just the cutest thing.

Then they heard the garbage truck or mail truck or some other large truck…

We did some school stuff. I didn’t take any pictures. Then I put Payson to bed (after a bottle) and got the girls a snack.

Pretzels, graham crackers, dried cranberries, peanuts and cashews, and vanilla pudding. (Normally that would be yogurt but we were out.)
We finally got around to starting our Sonlight Science K program. I’ve been too sick to bother even opening up the instructor’s guide (and for a while I was debating selling it) but I’m glad I did because the girls loved it. We read about flowers and seeds and growing plants and then set up a kidney bean experiment.

After that I had the girls draw a picture of their bean setup in their journals and then was telling them we were going to look at the beans and write about what we saw.
While I was helping Brooklyn spell a word Sierra starting writing in her journal all by herself! For the first time SHE was sounding out the words! I was blown away.

I love it so much.
Brown opening bean.

Hot was referring to the water. Which is SOOOO a Sierra thing to write because the water was barely room temperature but she calls anything besides cold HOT! lol
Oh and the ONLY parts I helped her sound out are the “ow” in brown and the “e” and “ing” in opening.

Brooklyn’s personal handwriting these days. (Personal meaning outside of handwriting lessons.)
Brown bean that’s opening.

We did a bit more school and then when Payson woke up we had lunch.

It was another “weird” one, the girls had salad, popcorn and baked beans. Payson had the salad and beans but no popcorn (I’m still worried he’ll choke!)

We started to read The Boxcar Children (again). The girls LOVE that book.
And I guess those are all the pictures I took!

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